“I have used Symposia Medicus for many years. They are extremely well-organized and run on time. Their conferences are in great locations, with updated topics and excellent speakers! Keep up the good work!”
– M. Cernaianu, MD

“I am so impressed with Symposia Medicus and their conferences! They are so well-organized and the content is so pertinent to my specialty. I will continue to attend their conferences for as long as I practice.”
– K. Robbins, CNM

“Symposia Medicus continuously offers conferences that provide practical information that is easily applicable to clinical practice. The staff is extraordinarily friendly and the speakers are always approachable.”
– V. Thornton, MD

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

Our 25th Annual Fall Conference on Challenges in Taking Care of the High Risk Pregnancy is designed for physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, PAs, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who face challenges in the care of the high risk pregnant patient. The goal of this conference is to increase knowledge and enhance the competence of attendees. Emphasis will be placed on practical application of the evidence-based topics presented.

Topics for this year’s conference have been selected based on the educational needs determined from the identified professional practice gaps. The gaps were derived from a variety of sources including evaluations and outcomes data from past participants; clinical expert input; Symposia Medicus’ online survey; and other medical and nursing data.

Conference format will include didactic lectures, smaller group breakout and interactive sessions, case studies, and question and answer sessions.

An outstanding faculty has been assembled for this conference. Each member was selected based on their individual area of expertise and ability to communicate current, evidence-based, and practical information to participants.

You are sure to enjoy our 25th Annual Fall Conference on Challenges in Taking Care of the High Risk Pregnancy while sharing ideas and experiences with colleagues from across the country in the beautiful setting of southern Florida.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

As a result of participating in this conference, you should have increased knowledge and enhanced competence to…

Review the challenges in caring for the obese gravida

Develop a plan for the pregnant patient with substance use disorder during the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods

Describe the spectrum of congenital infections with maternal and fetal risk

Discuss best practice recommendations in medically indicated labor induction

Recognize the causes and consequences of gestational diabetes for pregnant women and their newborns

Address appropriate changes in treatment for the patient with advanced maternal age

ATTENDEE REQUIREMENTS

At the conclusion of attending this conference, participants are entitled to a certificate of credit which will be available online. Successful completion of this activity is determined by attending the live activity, review of the educational session materials, and submission of the case study test, evaluations, and attendance verification form. Each participant should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACCREDITATION

This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME and ANCC Essentials and Standards relating to continuing medical and nursing education.

Symposia Medicus is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Symposia Medicus is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT

Physicians
Symposia Medicus designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACOG
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has assigned up to 18 cognate credits to this program.

Certified Nurse Midwives
The American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) accepts Category 1 CME approval from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

PAs
NCCPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 18 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners/Nurses
The ANCC contact hours awarded for completion of this conference are 18.

Provider is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP2335, for 21.6 contact hours.

Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority
A maximum of 3.5 hours in pharmacology credit for prescriptive authority may be earned by attending this educational conference. Sessions awarding pharmacology credit for prescriptive authority are denoted with an Rx in the schedule.

SMALLER GROUP BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Smaller group sessions will be held Friday afternoon. These breakout sessions are organized to provide greater participant/faculty interaction, and will give you an opportunity to participate in discussions on subjects relating to your particular area of interest. Please indicate your breakout session topic choices on the conference registration form in this brochure. Space is limited so please reserve early.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Each registrant will have online access to session materials. The session materials will be available for download approximately two weeks prior to the conference (you’ll receive an email with instructions). If you wish to receive a hard copy of the session materials, please check the box on the registration form in this brochure.

If you are unable to attend this conference, extra copies of the session materials (either paper or digital copy) will be available one week after the conference. The cost is $60 for a hard copy and $25 for the digital copy. To place your order, please email publications@symposiamedicus.org.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS / GROUND TRANSPORTATION

For restaurant ideas, things to do, and much more, please visit
http://www.naplesbeachhotel.com/things-to-do/area-activities.

To receive additional information about the conference hotel, location, tours and/or nearby attractions, and ground transportation, please visit our website at www.symposiamedicus.org.

CONFERENCE FACULTY

Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN
Owner & Director of Nursing
Clinical Concepts in Obstetrics, LLC
Maternal Quality Improvement Specialist
Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care
Nashville, Tennessee

Haywood Brown, MD, FACOG
ACOG President, 2017-2018
F. Bayard Carter Professor
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

Christine Curry, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Associate Program Director
Residency in OB/GYN
University of Miami
Miami, Florida

Cornelia (Connie) Graves, MD, FACOG
Conference Co-Chair

Professor, University of Tennessee
Medical Director, Tennessee
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Director of Perinatal Services
St. Thomas Health Systems
Clinical Professor, Vanderbilt University
Adjunct Professor, Meharry Medical College
Nashville, Tennessee

Washington Hill, MD
Conference Co-Chair

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Florida Department of Health
Sarasota County
Sarasota, Florida

E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, FACOG
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs
University of Maryland
John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers
Distinguished Professor & Dean
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
Consistent with ACCME and ANCC guidelines, it is the policy of Symposia Medicus to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. Prior to the planning of this educational activity, all individuals in a position to influence and/or control the content of continuing education activities have been asked to disclose all relevant financial relationships within the past 12 months. Beyond disclosure of relevant financial relationships, faculty are required to disclose when they plan to discuss pharmaceuticals and/or medical devices that are not approved by the FDA and/or medical or surgical procedures that involve an unapproved or “off-label” use of an approved device or pharmaceutical. Symposia Medicus is committed to providing learners with commercially unbiased continuing education activities. This information is intended to assist learners in forming their own judgments about the content presented. Disclosure information will be included in the session materials for this activity, and speakers will provide a slide disclosure for each presentation, and will also verbally disclose on-site.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, November 14

7:00am Registration & Check-in
8:00 Welcome & Introduction
Washington Hill, MD
8:15 Care of the Advanced Maternal Age Patient
(Rx = 40 minutes)
Connie Graves, MD
9:00 The Bariatric Gravida
Haywood Brown, MD
9:45 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:15 Break
10:30 Best Practices During Induction of the High Risk Patient (Rx = 30 minutes)
Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN
11:15 Zika Virus: Pregnancy & Neonatal Consequences
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Christine Curry, MD, PhD
Noon Breastfeeding & Health Disparities
Haywood Brown, MD
12:45pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:30 Adjourn for the Day
5:30-7:00 Group Reception
(Faculty, Participants, and Guests)

Thursday, November 15

8:00am New Developments in Gestational Diabetes Care
(Rx = 20 minutes)
E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA
8:45 Infections in Pregnancy: Herpes, CMV, and More
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Christine Curry, MD, PhD
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break
10:15 Managing the Pregnant Patient with Substance Use Disorder (Rx = 30 minutes)
Washington Hill, MD
11:00 Management of Hypertension in Pregnancy
(Rx = 20 minutes)
E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA
11:45 Influenza in Pregnancy: Prevention, Management, and Sequelae (Rx = 15 minutes)
Christine Curry, MD, PhD
12:30pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:15 Adjourn for the Day

Friday, November 16

3:00pm Smaller Group Breakouts – Session One
. A. Managing Acute Endocrine OB Emergencies of DKS & Thyroid Storm
Connie Graves, MD
. B. Recurrent Spontaneous Pregnancy Loss
E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA
. C. Current Management of the Patient with Nausea & Vomiting in Pregnancy
Washington Hill, MD
. D. Preparing for the High Risk Patient
Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN
4:30 Break
4:45 Smaller Group Breakouts – Session Two
(Session One Topics Repeated)
6:15 Adjourn for the Day

Saturday, November 17

8:00am The Incompetent Cervix
Haywood Brown, MD
8:45 Acute Respiratory Emergencies During Pregnancy
(Rx= 15 minutes)
Connie Graves, MD
9:30 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
10:00 Break (hotel check-out, if applicable)
10:15 Teratology & Medication (Rx = 15 minutes)
Haywood Brown, MD
11:00 EFM in the High Risk OB Patient
Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN
11:45 Managing Pregnancy in the Patient with Cancer
Connie Graves, MD
12:30pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
1:15 Conference Adjourns

Rx = Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority
will be granted for these sessions

CONFERENCE LOCATION

Naples is graced with miles of white-sand beaches, beautiful weather, sumptuous restaurants, fine shopping, and entertainment. The Naples Pier, first erected in 1888, is the city’s symbol and a popular fishing and dolphin-spotting destination.

The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club promises you an experience you’ll always remember. Try kayaking or paddle boarding, or just take a walk along the white-sand beach and enjoy a short siesta in a cozy beach chair. Take a dip at Poolside, a multi-pool complex, just steps from the sand. The large recreational pool is perfect for play and exercise, while the smaller, more secluded, adult-only pool is just right for relaxing. The complex also includes two whirlpools and Poolside’s bar and grill, which serves cool drinks, spirits, and light fare overlooking the pools and the beach.

Enjoy the sun by getting in a game at the tennis courts or golf course. With more than 80 championship golf courses in the Naples area, Naples is the self-titled “Golf Capital of the World”, claiming to have more holes per capita than any other community.

Just a short drive away is Everglades National Park, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States – a place where you can tour the park with a ranger, photograph birds, take an afternoon hike, spot alligators basking in the sun, or ride an airboat through the marshes.

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it in Naples, Florida, at our 25th Annual Fall Conference on Challenges in Taking Care of the High Risk Pregnancy.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION, LODGING & TRAVEL INFORMATION

Enrollment for this conference is limited in order to provide the best possible learning environment. Early registration is advised.

You can register and receive conference lodging group rates by reserving the following ways:

On-line at our website, www.symposiamedicus.org; OR

Call Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm (Pacific Time), (925) 969-1789 with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover; OR

By mail, make check payable to Symposia Medicus and send with registration form to 399 Taylor Blvd., Suite 201, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-2287.

Visit www.symposiamedicus.org or call (925) 969-1789 for additional questions or information.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION INFORMATION

TUITION: EARLY
If postmarked by
September 5, 2018
REGULAR
If postmarked after
September 5, 2018
Physicians $675 $775
Residents, Nurses, PAs, & All Others $575 $675

Discounts are available for retired healthcare providers, active U.S. military, and groups of three or more. For more information, please contact Symposia Medicus prior to registering.

Tuition includes continuing education, online access to session materials, and break refreshments for conference registrants. Tuition also includes group reception for faculty, registrants, and their guests.

Conference registration will be confirmed via email

CONFERENCE LODGING INFORMATION

Conference group rates have been arranged at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Rooms at our group rates are limited and on a first come, first served basis. PLEASE RESERVE EARLY as rooms may sell out and/or room rates may increase. If you wish to extend your stay, group rates may be available three days before and three days after the conference.

Two nights’ deposit (room rate only) must accompany your reservation. The balance of your lodging, hotel fees as stated below, and all incidental charges are due to the hotel. The hotel accepts most major credit cards.

GROUP RATES STATED BELOW INCLUDE DAILY BUFFET BREAKFAST FOR TWO PEOPLE

Room Type/View Group Rates
(Single/Double)
Description
Resort View $299/night Rooms range from 298-440 sq. ft. with views of the hotel grounds and golf course. Rooms include a refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, in-room safe, flat-screen TV, wireless internet access, and a patio or balcony.
Gulf View $349/night Rooms range from 298-440 sq. ft. with partial views of the Gulf of Mexico. Rooms include a refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, in-room safe, flat-screen TV, wireless internet access, and a patio or balcony.

Superior Gulf View

(very limited, reserve early)

$389/night Rooms range from 298-600 sq. ft. with a direct front view of the Gulf of Mexico. Rooms include a refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, in-room safe, flat-screen TV, wireless internet access, and a patio or balcony.

1-Bedroom Resort View Suite

(*Must call for availability, very limited)

$439/night Newly refreshed suite (approximately 740 sq. ft.) with views of the hotel grounds. The bedroom is separate from the living room, dining area, and kitchenette. Rooms include a refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, in-room safe, flat-screen TV, wireless internet access, and a patio or balcony.

1-Bedroom Gulf View Suite

(*Must call for availability, very limited)

$489/night Newly refreshed suite (approximately 740 sq. ft.) with views of the Gulf of Mexico. The bedroom is separate from the living room, dining area, and kitchenette. Rooms include a refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, in-room safe, flat-screen TV, wireless internet access, and a patio or balcony.
Above group rates include: Complimentary wireless internet, in-room coffee, in-room safe, unlimited
local phone calls, use of pool & beach chairs, umbrellas, and towels, and unlimited use of the Fitness Center.

*Please call Symposia Medicus at (925) 969-1789 for suite availability

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Hotel Policies

Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include 11% state and local taxes
(subject to change)

Maximum guestroom occupancy is four (4) in hotel rooms and six (6) in suites, regardless of age

Mandatory additional person charges (below) includes additional occupant fee, daily buffet breakfast, taxes, and gratuities:
- Children 5 years and under are FREE
- Children 6 to 12 years old are $15/person, per night
- Occupants 13 years and older are $31/person, per night

Bed Type Requests: You can select one or two beds; however, requests cannot be guaranteed until check-in

Rollaway beds are available at an additional cost of $15 per night (subject to availability and change)

Cribs are available on a complimentary basis (subject to availability and change)

Check-in time is 4:00pm and check-out time is noon. A late check-out can only be confirmed on the date of departure by the front desk. Additional charges may apply for late check-outs and are based upon availability.

Credit/Debit Card Policy: Upon check-in, the hotel requires a credit card or debit card to ensure that funds are available. Holds are placed on your account for your entire stay; however, the amount may be immediately
deducted from your account. The length of time for which these holds remain on your credit or debit account
varies from bank to bank.

Parking: Self and valet parking are complimentary for conference guests

Cancellation Policies

Conference cancellations must be made in writing (via email or mail) to Symposia Medicus and a refund, less a 10% processing fee, will be given. No refunds will be made if cancellation is received after October 10, 2018; however, tuition, less 10% processing fee, may be applied to a future Symposia Medicus conference.

Per our hotel contract, hotel reservation cancellations must be made in writing to Symposia Medicus and you will receive a full refund if emailed/postmarked by September 12, 2018. Between September 13, 2018 and October 10, 2018, one night’s deposit is forfeited. After October 10, 2018, no hotel refunds can be made.

All cancellations must be emailed to registrar@symposiamedicus.org OR mailed to Symposia Medicus. If mailed, it must be postmarked by the dates stated above.

In the unlikely event of conference cancellation by Symposia Medicus, full tuition and, if reservation was made with Symposia Medicus, hotel deposit refunds will be made. Symposia Medicus will not be responsible for refunding travel or any other expenses.

AIR TRAVEL INFORMATION

The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is located 15 minutes from Naples Municipal Airport (APF) and 40 minutes from the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)/Ft. Myers and is served by most major airlines. For information on ground transportation, please visit our website.

Symposia Medicus has arranged for discount fares with Delta and United airlines for this conference. Reservations can be made either through your travel agency or through the airlines at the website or Convention Desk numbers listed below.

In order to receive the discounted rate, you or your travel agent must refer to the Symposia Medicus Group ID number listed here.

Delta Airlines For discounts on Delta Airlines, please visit www.delta.com and click on the link “Advanced Search,” located at the bottom of the “Book a Trip” box. Once you click on this link, another page will appear. On this page, you will need to insert NMQC4 in the “Meeting Event Code” box, located at the right hand side of the page. For questions, please call the Delta Airlines Convention Desk at (800) 328-1111.
United Airlines For discounts on United Airlines, please visit www.united.com and click on All Search Options, located on the bottom left corner of the “Book Travel” box. Once you click on this link, another page will appear. At the bottom of this page, you will insert ZE2C279455 in the “Promotions and Certificates” box. For questions, please call the United Airlines Convention Desk at (800) 426-1122.

CAR RENTAL DISCOUNT

For conference discounts, Symposia Medicus has made arrangements with AVIS and Budget Car Rentals. Reservations can be made by phone; please refer to the conference code and the conference/airport location when making your reservations. Please see below:

AVIS 800-331-1600 AWD # B766625
Budget 800-772-3773 BCD # U076767